Move outThese things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. "This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. This I command you, that you love one another. (John 15:11-17 NASB)
I am sad today because it is time for me to go.
My job takes me away from home, away from friends, away from my church family.
I don't want to go this time. I don't want to leave all of that.
I like my job....a lot.
I have friends all over the place.
My family stays in contact.
My good friends stay in contact.
But being away is not the same as being near.
I guess the scripture above that tells me that God chose me to "Go, and bear fruit, fruit that will remain," is the part that I must be obedient to right now.
I know that God is using me and my husband as we travel and visit other congregations.
Whew probably would not have been started if I wasn't traveling.
I know I NEED TO SERVE God in a much deeper more fulfilling way than what I used to. I feel like He is working through me and moving me past what I was comfortable with.
I want to please Him first. Then my needs, wants and desires can be met.
Pray for me as I go back on the road. Encourage me with your words and prayers.
And I will pray for and encourage you as well.
Move out of your comfort zone. Seek God's plan for your life. It won't be easy or comfortable. If it is......you may not be putting enough of yourself into it.
Move out! Move out for The Lord. Someone out there needs you.